Shirley Vivio

NORWAY – Shirley Mae Vivio, 82, of Norway, ended her suffering peacefully in her home and went to heaven with the angels on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Shirley was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Harry and Alice Jacobson. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School.

Shirley married Walter “Whiskers” Vivio Jr. on June 19, 1948. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1984.

Shirley enjoyed working outside the home at the Sewing Factory, A&P Store and Norway High School. She also worked part-time on her father-in-law’s sheet music and the family taxes.

She took pride in her flowers, and making chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren. She also loved walking with her children and going out dancing with friends.

Her family will cherish the memories of laughter during gatherings and holidays. We will grieve and miss her terribly, but also embrace that she is at peace with her husband in heaven.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Steve (Terry) Vivio and Mike Vivio of Norway; daughters Sally Ostermann of Orlando, Fla., and Julie (Ken) Alessi of Winter Garden, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa Vivio, Paul (Angie) Vivio, Eli (Jess) Tomlanovich, Tim Vivio, Roxanne (Keith) Poillion, April Vivio, Connie (Chad Hebert) Skoglund, Jodi Mashak, Alex and Angie Ostermann, and Danny Vivio; great-grandchildren, Anthony Vivio, Makayla Vivio, Jonathon Vivio, Derek Vivio, Lilly and Lyla Tomlanovich, and Riley Hebert; sister, Laverne O’Neil; brothers, Kenny Jacobson and Bill Andrews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, John Vivio; and sister, Joyce “Lolly” Barkle.

Family will greet friends on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Norway.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church with Rev. James Danielson, officiating.

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Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.